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Program Details


Activities Offered
  • Camp
  • Dance
  • Martial Arts/ Self-Defense
  • Various Recreational Activities
  • Various Sports
Building Access
  • Meets ADA standards

Participants Served
  • Age range of participants: 4 to 15

Membership Fees
  • Fee to participate in the Program : This program has sliding/adjusted fee scale or discount for people with disabilities

  • Accessible by Public Transportation: Yes

    this program is accessible by public transportation
  • Transportation Provided by the Program: Yes

    this program provides transportation to its participants


Camp Helen Keller is a six-week summer day camp for children ages 4 to 15 who are blind or visually impaired. Located on the grounds of Farmingdale State College in Long Island, the camp includes activities designed to improve children´┐Żs self-esteem, self-confidence, and socialization skills. Activities include indoor swimming, water and field games, arts and crafts, music and dance, adaptive computer instruction, and a variety of age-appropriate field trips. The camp is staffed by professionals in rehabilitation and education. There is a nurse or campus health center care in place for the campers, and the counselor to camp ratio is 3:1.

Camp Helen Keller is open to eligible children from Nassau and Suffolk Counties. The camp provides door-to-door transportation for campers in Nassau and West and Central Suffolk counties. Registration begins April 1 of each year.